Every now and then I receive a blogger invitation. Being a bona fide pie maniac, so much so that it would be my last meal if given the choice, this invitation was a no brainer. It was a glorious sunny day in Cardiff so we decided, without reservations, to visit Cardiff's latest dining establishment, The Pieminister on St. Mary Street. Their website is a great read with such snippets of information such as "we supply the Queen with pies for her Christmas party" and "gracing the food halls of Harrods and Harvey Nichols"! Well if it's good enough for them then I'm in.
The interior is urban chic warehouse, grey walls warmly lit with nice touches such as Xavier Pauchard Tolix chairs and reclaimed floorboard walls enhanced with vintage collectables in glass domes.
We liked it a lot!
We each chose different pies from the please all menu, myself the Free Ranger, John the Matador and Meg the Chickalito from their lighter pie range at only 440 calories. Our sides included cheesy mash, sweet potato fries and cauliflower cheese. A pie and a choice of 2 sides comes in at an extremely affordable £8. The pies were outstanding, crispy, just the right thickness pastry and intensely flavourful, packed full ingredients, as well as being just the right size. Pielicious! A special mention goes to the best cauliflower cheese I have ever had both inside and out of my own kitchen. For my American readers, sorry, not a fruit pie in sight!
Visit their website HERE to find out if they have a restaurant in your area. Their pies are also available at Waitrose.
Thanks Pieminister - we WILL be back!